The Story of Don Quixote by Charles-Antoine Coypel, Paintings, Prints, and Tapestries (February 25 to May 17, 2015)
- The Frick Collection, (New York), February 24 to May 27, 2015
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Tapestry: L'Entrée de Sancho dans l'Ile de Barataria, from L'Histoire de don Quichotte Series
Woven at the Gobelins Manufactory (French, founded 1662 - present)
under the direction of Michel Audran (French, 1701 - 1771)
and his son Jean Audran fils (French, died 1794, active Gobelin Manufactory 1771 - 1794)
after the painting by Charles-Antoine Coypel (French, 1694 - 1752)
the alentours were designed in collaboration by Claude Audran III (French, before 1658 - 1734)
Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils (French, 1668 - 1730)
Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661 - 1743)
Silk and wool
368.3 x 414 cm (145 x 163 in.)
In an episode from The Story of
All four tapestries from the Getty Museum's Don Quixote series feature a surrounding decoration known as the
This tapestry was woven at Gobelins under the direction of Michel Audran and his son Jean Audran fils. The alentours were designed by Claude Audran III, Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils, Alexandre-François Desportes, and Valande.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 1st ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), p. 172.
Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), pp. 104-05, no. 223.